Good Cheer for the New Year

January 6, 1867

Good Cheer for the New Year   “The eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.” — Deut. 11:12.   THE Israelites had sojourned for a while in Egypt, a land which only produces food for its inhabitants by the laborious process of irrigating …


God, the All-Seeing One

February 14, 1858

God, the All-Seeing One   "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?"—Proverbs 15:11        YOU HAVE OFTEN smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture, and you have said, "Eyes have they …



June 15, 1856

Omniscience   "Thou God seest me."—Genesis 16:13        There are more eyes fixed on man than he wots of: he sees not as he is seen. He thinks himself obscure and unobserved, but let him remember that a cloud on witnesses hold him in full survey. Wherever he is, at every instant, there are beings whose attention …